9-27-12 The prompt: A marble, chosen from a bowl
Write for three minutes
It was a universe in my hand. It’s amazing what you can pick up on the street. Here I thought some kid had finally lost his marbles. It was instead more similar to the Universe pendant from Men in Black. A world of galaxies so dense you could look at it forever and not discover all its secrets. I held it up to my eye, and imagined the terror or wonder of all of the inhabitants of all the planets in all the systems in all the galaxies at this giant eye appearing in the night sky. I was God. I looked up above me, a chill went down my spine, and suddenly I knew it wasn’t true.